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Girls, dads bond through shared activities

3:51 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
A recent study shows fathers and daughters can grow closer by actively spending time together, including through sports and hobbies.
A recent study shows fathers and daughters can grow closer by actively spending time together, including through sports and hobbies.
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Fathers interested in creating a sense of closeness with their daughters should look for fun things to do together, a new study suggests.

When researchers asked fathers and daughters what experiences most affected their relationships in a notable way, they learned that girls seemed to appreciate engaging in the same kinds of things with their dads that sons typically do: playing sports, doing household projects, working together or taking a road trip.

The male-female aspect of the father-daughter relationship can present a challenge for many fathers, said lead study author Mark ...

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